Fifth Avenue is one of the most famous streets of New York . It is also the most expensive shopping experience. Fifth Avenue is where you can find the most famous designers such as: Gucci, Chanel, Ferragamo, Coach, Luis Vuitton, Fendi, Armani, Vera Wang. and the list goes on. It is one of the places where you can observe the richest and the chicest people and celebrities go about their daily routine.
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Fifth Avenue was the most desirable place to live. The invasion of retail has changed it. Waldorf-Astoria first moved in followed by many different service buildings and shopping centers. It used to be all upscale stores but now parts of the avenue have lost its glamour by electronic stores that invaded the areas. Other than some of its areas, Fifth Avenue is still home to the chicest boutiques and several luxurious apartments.
Fifth Avenue is also a prime route for annual ethnic parades, and the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The best time to visit NYC is on the holidays. Stores compete for the best window displays during the Christmas season. It’s the best time to take a stroll down Fifth Avenue and watch the window displays with a cup of hot cocoa along with your loved ones.